04 March 2018

of late.

. . . of a hawk's nest secured high in the trees.

. . . of a salad filled with varied yUm.

. . . of the one that got away. sniff.

. . . of breakfast with the hubs.

. . . of stormy skies {hail & rain}.

. . . of simple greens.

. . . of painted wood leaving primitive scar.

. . . of more rain to come. thankfully.

.      .      .

my father took a tumble from his wheel chair attempting to retrieve a cuppycake from the floor. a fall that landed him in the ER on backboard and neck collar, with the hubs and i by his side and 431 sisters clinging to their cell phones for updates of his condition. glue and steri-strips, scan, xray, bloodwork .. after 6 hours he was transported back to sherwood forest and put into bed .. after a couple days he was feeling much better though his forehead took longer to heal. he resembled a prize fighter. 
and the new scars complement the other lines on his forehead.

my mother came for a quick visit! ♥ we ate out every day, had tea and naps, read our books, watched a movie, and did our homeGoods thing. loved her being here!

.      .      .

life has been busy.
life has been real.
stretching, actually.
i haven't had much to say
so remained quiet. 
i still don't have much to say
but thought i best check in.
it's a strange time in my life.
the rhythm remains new.
as do His mercies.
i don't have to have it all together
to be valued or see value in others
or in my surroundings or in
this very non-understandable
time of my life. our life.
the hubs and me. 
it's easy to offer
a step by step plan in moving
forward if you're on the outside
looking in. but when in the throes
of living through something that
truly makes no sense whatsoever,
easy plans don't always register.
what does register is us living
a life honoring the Lord who
saved us, who leads us, who loves us.
always. no matter. only in Him
do we and will we find our peace.
beyond that? we're unsure.
but in that? we sure.
because it's Him who 
has placed us in this 
strange set of circumstances.

if you're new to my blog,
feel free to click on the sidebar
link entitled 'grief' and read
backwards through those posts.

"Above all, love each other deeply."
I Peter 4.8


Red Rose Alley said...

I'm so sorry your dad took a fall, Sherry. I hope he heals quickly. Yes, lots of rain, and oh, do we need it! How nice that you and your mom got to spend some time together, having tea, watching a movie, and going to Home Goods! I've been wanting to see what's new there lately, but it's in the next town over, and don't go there as often as I'd like. February was a quiet month as well, but I'm grateful for it, as a lot of stuff happening this Spring. Your salads always look so Yummy, and I wasn't sure what 'the one that got away' pic was about?



A Whole Lotta Magic said...

I hear you.

Sherry said...

wink .. just a house in the mountains we fell in love with but were too late as it was already in contract. sigh. not that we're at a point to decide on a retirement location... still though. such a precious home.

Sherry said...


TuscanLady said...

Sending you love and ((hugs)) this cozy Sabbath day. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update precious lady!! And Amen!! I do not understand much of what is goin on here in the way of trial, but God!!! Thank you for the precious reminder and encouragement!!! Love and Lord's Blessings to you~tAmmy

Sherry said...

sending that love and hugs right back, friend.
and i hope you're feeling a bit better today...? ♥

Sherry said...

just seeing your nAme makes me smile.
thank you... still praying for your family too. ♥

Red Rose Alley said...

yes, it is charming, and the surroundings are so pretty. I often dream of living in the mountains, but I love the shops, being close to grocery stores, meeting friends for coffee. I'm wondering if I'd miss that. Like you, it's early to decide, but I still dream. ; ) I hope you find just the right area too, Sherry.

GrammaGrits said...

So good to see you again. . . I check everyday. We're in the midst of a different kind of trial with many unknowns that seem to change weekly. But He is faithful . . . how does anyone make it without that promise? Love your food pictures. So sorry about your dad - glad he's okay and you have such a sweet visit with your mom. Blessings to you and the hubs . . .

TuscanLady said...

I am indeed feeling better. So thankful for antibiotics. :)

Adrienne said...

Thank you for sharing tidbits of life in your neck of the woods. Love the little cottage and could totally visualize visiting you there.

Sherry said...

i'm adding you to my prayer list ..

and you're right, "how does anyone
make it without that promise?"

Sherry said...

not so sure the new owners of that darling cottage would understand us showing up unannounced and taking over the place. but i'm game if you are!

GrammaGrits said...

Thanks for praying. Hope to have some answers this week.

Cheryl said...

Sherry, I never read your blog without my heart feeling stirred. You write so beautifully and I can read your words and also between your words to hear intense pain and a rock-sure faith. What a light you are! Prayers and hugs . . .

Thanks for checking in. ♥

Sherry said...

{{{ hug }}}
you're very kind, cheryl. :)
when the hubs and i venture forth on our grand
journey (retirement!) we'll be sure to make plans
to meet up with you and yours along the way. ♥

Deanna Rabe said...

My sweet friend, you've been on my mind. I think its hard to be in your place, but you are doing so great trusting our Father and clinging to Him. He will walk you both step by step. I'd love to have you here for awhile. To rest, talk when we want to, be quiet, shop, eat lots of yummies. One day.

That little cabin in the mountains is sweet.

Burlap Luxe said...

Always stressful when our elderly parents have us on the edge of our seats to what next. His fall sounds much like my mom’s falls, and then trips to ER. Oh so familiar. It sounds like he is mending well, minus the gash on the head, always a slow healing on older skin.

As for the cute blue cottage? The one that got away? I pray another one comes along for the next beautiful phase of your life. Your value is everything to God, and he will lay before you every opportunity he has planned for you.

This was a raw and emotion fill post. Nice to hear you and your mom had your little outing and time spent together enjoying your days.